Crafts: “A spring twig”

Crafts is very exciting and useful exercise for both two-year-old kids, and for older children. Children love tinkering, decorating and doing crafts with their hands. Modern materials offer tremendous opportunities for creativity.

While walking in the park with the children watch and discuss the changes that occur in spring.

 

The sun shines brighter, the air is getting warmer. Buds swell on the trees, soon the trees will get the new green leaves. Some trees are already blooming.

 

 

 

Crafts: “A spring twig”   Cut spring twigs while walking.

You need the following things:

1. A twig with swollen buds.

2. Shapes of flowers and leaves.

3. Beads, stickers, stones to decorate flowers.

4. Glue

 

Prepare shapes of flowers and leaves in advance. Fold the sheet of colored paper so, that you can cut a flower and then open it.

Open cut flowers again and let the kids decorate them as they wish. Add and glue some beads, stones, stickers on the front side of each flower or leave. Paint with crayons or markers. Encourage your child to work all alone, help if necessary.

 

 

After decorating the flowers, open each flower again. Glue the inner side of the flower and fix on a twig together with your child.

When the twig is ready, put it in water. You can make a few twigs, and you will get a whole bunch. Watch the twig in a few days. It gets new leaves become even more beautiful!

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A photo frame made from waste material

Children at any age usually have a great creative interest. For children in kindergarten age creativity and learning with an adult are very important.

Crafts help promote motor skills, endurance, creativity, imagination and cover a broad range of skills and interests. Manipulating with small objects, such as stones, seeds, beads or buttons, holding and picking them up, and planning out the further action, helps to encourage the development of fine motor skills.

 

Waste material is a wonderful stuff for many kinds of craft projects for children. Kids have fun decorating their photo frames with large and colorful materials such as buttons or beads.

 

 

 

Let us see how to make a beautiful photo frame from waste material.

Such a photo frame can be made by kids at any age.

Let your child color the basic with paints or crayons. When the paint has dried, your child can decorate his photo frame as he pleases. Glue on some stones, seeds, beads, buttons or shells.


While walking with your child, pick up stones, shells or seeds for using them later.

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Crushed Eggs Shell Craft: Snowman

Children at the age of 3 and older usually have a great creative interest. For children in this age creativity and learning with an adult are very important. Crafts cover a broad range of skills and interests. Crafts help to promote motor skills, endurance, creativity and communication skills.

Crushed Eggs Shell Craft “Snowman” develops fine motor skills, and the following discussion develops the child’s speech. Before making a snowman you can talk with a child.

“What can you put on his head? – A bucket, a hat, a scarf, a basket.”
“How can we keep our hands warm in winter? – We need to wear mittens.”

Supplies for Crushed Eggs Shell Craft:

  • Crushed Eggs Shell
  • Modelling clay
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Cut form of a snowman

 

 

Let’s start with modelling. Make  mittens and a bucket and draw an image with your pencil. Stick the mittens and the bucket on the right place and spread the rest of the form with glue.

Sprinkle the egg shells over the glue and put the extra shells away.

 

 

After you can work on your child’s speech development.
As a dialogue.

“What is the snowman’s name? – His name is Frosty.”
“How many mittens or buttons has your snowman got? – Let’s count, one, two…”
“What color are the mittens? – Orange, red, blue.”

As a describing story.

“My snowman’s name is Frosty. He is wearing an orange bucket and orange mittens. He has got an orange carrot as a nose and four orange buttons. The snowman is very kind and cheerful, he can tell a lot of stories about winter and and he likes to go skiing a lot.”

Works by Anastasia Zhukova

 

 

 

 

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Crafts: Making a rose from maple leaves

Children at the age of 3 and older usually have a great creative interest. For children in this age creativity and learning with an adult are very important. Crafts cover a broad range of skills and interests. Crafts help promote motor skills, endurance, creativity and communication skills. Colorful fall leaves are a wonderful stuff for many kinds of autumn craft projects. In this slideshow you will see how to make a rose from maple leaves.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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